Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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press releases

10th of July 2020

Alzheimer’s Helpline Expanding Hours to Provide Greater Support to Individuals and Family Members Starting This Saturday

(July 9, 2020): The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is expanding the hours of its Helpline starting this Saturday, July 11th.  The new hours will be 9 am to 9 pm (ET) on weekdays and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (ET) on weekends. Families affected by dementia-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, individuals living with […]

29th of June 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Providing Free Memory Screenings Digitally Nationwide Starting July 8th

Individuals Encouraged to Make an Appointment to Get a Free, Confidential Memory Screening Through Secure Video Conference NEW YORK (June 29, 2020)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced that it will be providing free, confidential memory screenings digitally through its National Memory Screening Program every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm (ET) […]

23rd of June 2020

Navigating the COVID-19 Reopening Process: Tips for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

As states around the country open up after months of prolonged isolation due to COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing tips to families affected by Alzheimer’s disease about how to protect their loved ones during the reopening process. “Months of prolonged isolation understandably are making all of us eager to get out […]

8th of June 2020

COVID-19 Creating Long-term Challenges for Families with Loved Ones in Long-term Care

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Helping Families Affected by Alzheimer’s to Stay Connected (June 8, 2020)— While states across the country are beginning to reopen after months of prolonged isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the major challenges that may continue for the near future is not being able to visit loved ones in nursing […]

12th of May 2020

Pulling Back from the Breaking Point

Three Tips to Help People Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease Find Additional Support During COVID-19 (May 12, 2020) One of the most significant challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for the more than 5 million American families affected by Alzheimer’s disease has been the major disruption to in-person caregiving support services.  With the […]

30th of April 2020

Reducing Family Tension and Strengthening Relationships During COVID-19

  Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Tips to Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease (April 30, 2020)— With the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still requiring most people across the country to continue to shelter in place, frustrations and tension among family members may be on the rise. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering tips […]

22nd of April 2020

How to Prepare for Hospitalization During Coronavirus Pandemic

Tips on Minimizing Disruptions for Individuals Living with Alzheimer’s from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (April 22, 2020)— Care transitions, moving a person from one setting, such as an assisted living facility to a hospital, are often difficult for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and may be especially challenging during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and […]

7th of April 2020

Safety Tips for Essential Workers Who Have Loved Ones at Home with Dementia-Related Illnesses

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Advice for Essential Workers When They Come Home to Their Loved One (April 7, 2020)—  Every day, there are men and women leaving their homes to provide essential services during the coronavirus pandemic, putting themselves at risk to do their jobs.  For those who also live with someone who has […]

3rd of April 2020

Connecting with Someone in a Long Term Care Setting During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Tips to Families Affected by Alzheimer’s (April 3, 2020)—  As many nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care settings close their doors to outsiders for safety reasons amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is proving tips on how families can still stay connected with […]

31st of March 2020

Preserving Routines During Coronavirus Pandemic: Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Tips on Adapting Daily Routines (March 31, 2020)— The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is disrupting many parts of daily life for everyone, but those challenges are magnified for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease.  Changes in daily routines can lead to anxiety, confusion, agitation and/or discomfort, which is why the Alzheimer’s […]